I Slept In Today

I know that’s a ridiculous title for a blog post, but it’s the truth. Because I failed to set an alarm last night when I went to bed (at 1:30 am…) I ended up waking up at 9:30 this morning. I’ve had a weird day ever since. 

If I’m being honest, I was initially pretty mad at myself for not setting that alarm, as I like to be up somewhere in the 7:00 hour because I like to have a leisurely morning of sipping coffee, poking at my phone, and doing morning reflections before I start my day.  However, it wasn’t long until I realized just how energized and motivated I felt. I poured some coffee (which I also failed to set up properly the night before) and headed straight to my desk to write in the guided journals I found at Michaels for only $3 yesterday. They had me setting goals, intentions, and gratitude, getting my head on straight, and creating a well prioritized  to-do list for the day.

Then I got up and got things done! While I was running later than I would have liked, I’m realizing that I’ve done more today than I normally would have on a day where I set my alarm. So far today I’ve:

  • Taken 4 packages to the post office
  • Made a healthy breakfast (at 11am..)
  • Actually went to the gym and cranked out a 45 minute elliptical workout
  • Ate an amazingly delicious salad filled with protein and heaping with fresh veggies.
  • Listened to 2/3 of The Fast Metabolism Diet on audiobook while doing all of these other things.
  • Slapped on an amazing clay face mask
  • Answered comments from yesterday’s YouTube video
  • Spent an hour working on my newest obsession (Diamond Dotz). Purchased yesterday, and has successfully distracted me from wanting to mindlessly eat or watch TV since I opened it last night.
  • and now, at 5pm I still have energy and total focus, so I’m sitting here writing this totally random post.

I’m basically brain dumping on the blog because I’m having a hard time with the fact I have been neglecting it for so long.  Lately, it seems I can barely get a post out a week, and Diva and the Divine was originally the only outlet I had for my brand.  Today I decided that instead of just making the blog about my “top 10 *whatever listicle I plan on writing*” or another review or favorites list, I need to go back to adding in some more personal posts.  Posts about what I’m thinking, what I’m doing, what I’m struggling with or succeeding at in this given moment. 

Sidenote: leave me a comment down below to let me know if more personal posts are something you would be interested in reading.

So, I slept in today..

While I want to hate myself for it, I actually feel great about it. Its the first time in MONTHS that I got 8 full hours of sleep, and I still feel like I have so much more energy to give at 5pm, which is when I am typically starting to tire out and lose focus.  So what’s an insomniac supposed to do?

The thing that kept me up last night was a later evening workout (typical of a Tuesday, as I attend a 5:15pm Body Pump class) and then took a trip to Michaels for my new toy.  Then, as anyone who just bought a new hobby would, I was psyched up about crafting with my new toy. Diamond Dotz are meticulous, tedious, and it’s really easy to lose track of time while placing one individual rhinestone after another, so before I knew it the clock chimed 1 am and I was still fired up.  I think it’s great that I found something that kept me away from screens and the kitchen late at night, but as the saying goes, there can be too much of a good thing. 

Anyway, this is a completely random, totally unnecessary blog post, but I’m going to post it anyway, because that’s what bloggers do. Ultimately, this post addresses two major issues in my life and it’s getting me thinking about how to solve them.

Issue 1: Insomnia

I have a big problem with insomnia, so even being able to say I slept 8 hours last night is huge. I’m currently working through my insomnia issues, and I plan on talking about my journey to curing insomnia in future posts, but step one is to keep note of my sleep. 

Issue 2: Lack of motivation to blog

Since I’m so good at neglecting this blog of mine, I basically forced myself to sit down and just write. Write whatever came to mind. Now, I’ve been typing for a solid 20 minutes, and the result is 750 or so word that I can actually publish. This is something I need to start doing every single day.  I might not publish my daily writings, but I fully intend to pay a little more attention to my poor, abandoned little blog that I’m not even entirely sure many people read!

So, that’s that! Shoutout to anyone who took the time to read my random babbling.  Until next time, my friends. 

6 thoughts on “I Slept In Today

  1. Kathy says:

    I think your body just needed the sleep. Don’t beat yourself up about it. Look at all the things you accomplished today! Pat yourself on the back! Now I’m going to checkout just what the heck Diamond Dotz are! Great post! I love random posts like these!

    • divaandthedivine says:

      Diamond Dotz are addictive. I’m slowly working my way through the large one of Van Gough’s Starry Night.

  2. Beth Sher says:

    I love your blogs and vlogs – and I’m here in Chicago are too! Here’s a subject idea for you – I find summer to be the most challenging time to be a Weight Watcher. You have a sunny day over 75 degrees and it’s an excuse for a drink. There’s so many more social opportunities, it stays lighter later, etc. I would definitely like to see more posts of what you’re up to 🙂

  3. Jan says:

    Brianna if Seinfeld could create a incredibly successful hit show about his random thoughts I say go for it! Strangely I find reading people’s random thoughts interesting as long as there not mean spririited, which yours never are!

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